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in the u.s. intelligence community and had many high ranking positions in it, including executive director, director for the cia, and his final position was national intelligence officer for the near east and south asia where he provided analytical support. and he was a visiting fellow at brookings in the year 2000, and as a reserve officer in the u.s. army, and has also been publishing externally important literature the last few years since retiring from the government. so i will step out of the way now. .. >> what are the prospects for a new president achievement anding a peace setment between israelis and palestinians? i believe, unfortunately, that they are not very good. by a fair settlement i mean a two-state solution, a palestinian state on comprising gaza and the west bank with some modern negotiated land swaps with control of its border, its borders, its water resources, its air space. something similar to the clinton parameters of 2000. i believe that this outcome more than any alternative would satisfy the core needs for security and self-determination of both israelis and pale
at 8 on c-span. later, the candidates hoping to represent arizona's 9th district in the u.s. house, democrat kirsten and steven later here on c-span2. >> what is the dinner, and how did it come about? >> so the al smith dinner is the most famous that presidential candidates show up every four years, and they show up, democrats and republicans -- i mean, it's really a memorial dinner for smith, and i think it's the thing that if anyone heard al smith's name at this point in time, that that's where you heard about al smith unless you hang around these hallowed halls. it's his lasting legacy, the place where the name gets out. it's held every year, not just every four years. prominent figures come in, it's a memorial dinner, a catholic charity dinner. people get together to assess the legacy of al smith and presidential candidates always especially to crack jokes about each other. >> in fact, they show up together most times, show up both the democrat and republican nominees show up together. we want to show you some of the past al smith's dinners. >> might i ask if senior clark comes
necessarily lead to an increase in the importance of emissions of the navy and air force. the success of the u.s. and persian gulf war, the first persian gulf war the experience shock at the synergistic way in which the u.s.-led coalition spectacularly applied technology to the modern warfare. the fourth key driver has been the incredible development of the chinese economy that has allowed for and paid for the more than sevenfold increase in the chinese defense spending over the two decades. so, the pla today is a force that continues to emphasize its traditions, but also it has new ones. as we know, president hu jintao has talked about the historic missions which both reiterate the old and talk about the role of the global setting. the only part of which applies to the land forces as they've been increasingly participants in the u.n. peacekeeping operations. there's been some important developments in technology for the ground forces, particularly the two most important are the and provide in the tactical ability of the pla land force which is to say we now think there are less than five divisi
. >> thank you. thanks to having us again and again. i'm a u.s. correspondent for swiss newspapers but i have a question for you, henry. you haven't mentioned the governor of ohio at all in your analysis. was that on purpose or you don't think he plays a role? >> i've never found that governors matter a whole lot in presidential races. they don't poll states along with it. they can help of volunteer but their stamping or their popularity almost never actually comes over. the one thing i should've mentioned, i didn't though, is that the case it raise from two years ago is a good indicator. made ronnie's weakness. which is that john kasich after he left congress came from an investment bank backer and accuse running against somebody, before he was governor, was a representative from that west virginia part of ohio, and they rent a class warfare campaign. it was eyes on the side of the working class man, he comes on the site of the wealthy. and kasich in the atmosphere by 2010 only won by about two points. and if you look, he did much better in the affluent suburbs than he did in working-class a
saddam hussein. that only happened because of the u.s. invasion of iraq. but then even after the u.s. invasion and the toppling of hussein -- pusan -- a secular liberal government that was willing to cede some of its sovereign rights to a foreign power. some claim it's all different now with the islamic republic because the arab awakening, the demonstration effect will work together with sanctions to find the break the back of the islamic republic. but this ignores the fact that the islamic republic sees the arab awakening as hugely positive, hugely positive. iranian policymakers and analysts believe that any arab government, any arab government that becomes at all more representative of its populations beliefs, concerns and policy preferences will, by definition, be less enthusiastic about strategic cooperation with the united states, let alone with israel, and more open to iran's message of foreign policy independence. what policy elites here ms., is the islamic republic does not need governments to be more pro-iranian. that's not what they need. they just need these governments to
does anything that the u.s. government says, although we still say it. .. i remember when secretary clinton went on her first trip to china she had a forum with 16 women from different areas in china. was blogged, it was streamed, people would challenge the hiv/aids policy, incredibly brave women and secateurs clinton provided a forum for them to speak to a larger audience. these were the kind of things i think we can do. >> a question from right here in the room in the audience. president obama and governor rahm yo both said they want america to have a positive relationship with china but they must play by the rules. how well they pushed china if they think china is not playing by the rules, house specifically, dr. bader? >> how specifically will they -- >> push china if they are not playing by the rules? >> my last act in government, my last time around was second place in negotiations with a succession of the world trade organization. the world trade organization lays out in detail global rules. it was a 17 year negotiation for china, and it made extensive commitments. china used
in the west faster and cheaper and, therefore, using that to age, take away some of the u.s. market share. they have been very successful doing that on solar energy. china is making solar panels at lower prices than what other countries around the world are making. they therefore substantial increase their share of the global solar panel market. the problem is they have not been so good in the domestic consumption side. chinese companies export 95% of the solar panels they produce. that's a big from for a lot of chinese citizens and ngos because there sank this is supposed to be about green energy but what we're getting is the factors that make solar panels and have a lot of pollution from the factory. and we are expert in the solar panels to the united states. to u.s. citizens have cleaner air but we do not. that's a really big problem. that's an old model. the old model. the new model would be if they cannot only create the manufacturing solar panel but also creating new innovative types of technology that might be way more efficient than what we have to. but also in staunton and consum
and the u.s. public is looking at the arab world as the arab awakening continues to create a very uncertain and very fast changing environment. so, i am grateful to all of you for coming and look forward to our discussion and at this point i would like to invite shibley telhami to the podium to present the poll. >> thanks a lot, tammie. it's always great to be here. i'm going to just present not the whole thing but some of the findings so we can get on with the conversation i will present a highlight. i just want to give you a little bit of a picture about this particular poll. it was conducted by knowledge networks sample of 737 that is designed to be a national representative in an internet panel. the methodology is described in the information that we will put all and is also available online. i also want to say that it's really my pleasure and honor to partner to the sinnott program at the university of maryland, and a program for policy international policy attitudes and particularly my colleague, steve coll, who has a recent book published by brookings about feeling betrayed about mus
frequently on numerous media outlets and has written for quite a few of the major u.s. newspapers in the area or in these areas of his expertise. he is extremely knowledgeable man who has seen things happen and comments on them in, okay, in my humble opinion in a very reasonable and accurate way. he'll be followed by dr. robert freedman who is the peggy mire how far pearlstone professor of political science at baltimore hebrew university and visiting professor of science at johns hopkins university. he has been a consultant to both the u.s. department of state and the central intelligence agency, and he is the author of four books on soviet foreign policy and is also the editor, has been the editor of 14 books on israel and middle eastern policy. and then our third speaker will be dr. stephen blank, he is the strategic study institute's expert on soviet bloc and post-soviet world since 1989. he is the editor of imperial decline: russia's changing position in asia and co-editor of "the soviet military in the future." and he will -- the last speaker is dr. ariel cohen, my colleague here at heri
adopted, but i'm not sure whether the u.s. is moving in the same direction? >> it's an ongoing subject of conversation at the sec, and i guess i would have to respond, we have jointly proposed as dodd-frank requires with the banking regulatory agencies a set of executive compensation disclosure rules, including pullbacks and delayed payouts and so forth. and as you can imagine a lot of comment and those rules are not finalized yet but we're working with the other regulators to do that. the second thing i would say is the sec's approach any area of compensation has been a disclosure-based approach. if you look at the history of rule making in this area you can see ever greater requirements on public companies to disclose their compensation policies and practices, including as i mentioned rules we did shortly after i arrived that required compensation committees of boards to explain how their compensation practices may incentivize risk-taking and with the board is doing to manage that in synthesizing of risk so that the franchise and shareholders money is not unduly put at risk through t
place to go. >>> next u.s. candidates representative martin heinrich a democrat and former representative heather wilson, republican, square off in their third debate in one of the closest races in the country. the cook political report rates this race as leaning democratic. we picked this the date up right after the candidates opening statements. this is about an hour. >> good evening. i am, and welcome to kotb set the date. our sponsor is aarp. we are glad they are with us. this debate is being saimaa simulcast on a retial partner that would be 770, kklb-am. on and on the stage we have democratic candidate martin heinrich and republican candidate had their wilson and they are to replace john bingaman -- jeff bingaman who is retiring. both candidates have agreed to the debate rules to each candidate will have one minute to make an opening statement later they will have one minute for a closing statement. the candidates will be given one minute to answer each question and then 45 seconds each for the rebuttal. later the candidates will be allowed to ask the other candidate
of our rebalance is to build a healthy, transparent and sustainable u.s./china defense relationship. one that supports a broader u.s./china relationship. as secretary panetta said when he was in china two weeks ago, a strong and cooperative u.s./china partnership is essential for global security and prosperity in the 21st century. and we seek to cooperate with china on a range of diplomatic, economic and security issues. including working closely with them to create -- build an enduring foundation for u.s./china military-to-military relations. recently our navies participated in a joint counterpiracy exercise in the gulf of aden off the coast of somalia, an area of strategic and economic importance for both countries. the exercise helped us to build trust and gave our sailors a chance to work together. and secretary panetta invited china to participate in the annual rim of the pacific exercise, which is our largest multilateral maritime exercise. so our relationship, defense relationship with china is an essential part of our rebalance. to foster security across the region, we're deepeni
it will be deprived of a historical fiscal and financial resource. the u.s. would be forced to try to support tripoli's attempts to assert central north other the entirety of the state, but i think the u.s. would find itself -- its libyan interlocutors unwilling or unable to help the u.s. or to advance u.s. agendas. and at the same time you could have a hulking, inintroverted, disinterested, disengaged algeria right next door. and this would be a very negative she their yore for the entirety of north africa. but i'm perpetually the optimist, and i don't like the chick l little role. i think there are a lot of chicken littles here in d.c., and the sky's always falling. so what if in the happy circumstance none of these scenarios come to pass. where does the u.s. fit in? i think there's a real potential for the u.s. to build new relationships with algeria. it's going to have to be predicated on algeria being in the driver's seat. algeria will never be anybody's proxy. algeria has enormous potential that i think the u.s. can help it realize both domestically and economically. if algeria manages the poli
. and the u.s.' counterterrorism policies in north africa are highly unpopular. so we need to get better and smarter about how we do counterterrorism, and i think a big piece of it is economic. counterterrorism, i don't know how much it's shifted because they were really smart about it early on, but then the resources put sort of more on the military side even though it tried to be more socioeconomic early on. i think the we need a much more holistic approach to counterterrorism. >> thank you, dr. alexander, for your question. i think that one of the reasons for this situation in northern mali is precisely the issue of refugees. i happen to have recorded some of the what happened, i mean, as a spawn of libya, of what happened already since the return of the, of the tuaregs who were serving in thegy gaze under gadhafi. in may 284,000 fled northern mali. about 60,000 went to -- [inaudible] 61,000 went to mauritania. you were talking about the neighborhood, what's going on. algeria, i think, has 15,000 or 20,000. so if the situation if there is an intervention, you know, as the french are w
and cheaper and therefore using that to take away some of the u.s. market share. they've been very successful doing that on solar energy. china is making solar panels at lower prices than other countries around the world and therefore they are substantially increased their share of the solar panel market. the problem is they've not been so good at the domestic consumption side. chinese companies export 95% of the solar panels to produce that is a big problem for chinese citizens and environmental ngos because they are saying this is about clean energy cleaning up the environment but we are getting the factories that make solar panels and have a lot of pollution from factories and then exporting solar panels to the united states so they have cleaner air but we do not and that is a big problem. that's an old model that china has been following the past few decades. the new model would be if they can not only create the manufacturing solar panels but also creating new innovative types of technology that might be way more efficient than we have here and also installing them and consuming them at
with the u.s. global leadership coalition. one demographic i don't think has come up so far this morning is 65 and older. could you talk a little bit about how you are seeing polls of that demographic change and to the extent that this election of paul ryan and his liabilities on medicare is becoming a problem for the romney campaign and perhaps even in some of the senate raises? >> who would like to go first? >> well, in 2008, if we just look at the seniors and the exit polls president obama lost seniors by eight points and then in 2010 midterm elections, with the exit polls aggregated the exit polls for the senate raises democrats lost by 20 which was one reason why -- and then looking to our nbc "wall street journal" poll the president was trailing seniors by close to the 2008 margin, nine points and look, i think that you know, i think paul ryan is a very smart person. i think clearly the romney team must feel he is a qualified to be president president of the united states. is a democratic analyst, to us it just sort of reignited the whole medicare issue because you know we have spe
. hope for better u.s.-china relationship. so your remark is bringing forth the sentiment that you expressed, what you did. now, the open china to you and president nixon made in early 1970s was not only a turning point in history, but also that the event has changed our lives, the millions of people, millions of chinese, chinese americans and americans. thank you very much, dr. kissinger. [applause] >> now, one of the things you talk about is -- [inaudible] who have developed a broader division, just issued envision. we have to have a deep understanding of chinese politics, society, behavior, political system, and also it's confirmation. this is, let me come to the question you raised. it's a better question, but i really disappointed not at this point with the chinese leadership, but rather its point with the foreign china communities. and also disappointed with social media. constantly upset. it's fair to say the chinese government said several times the press conference and also said -- [inaudible] that vice president xi was injured in his bed. so i think that's enough. because
of a failed economic development,. one suggested by the imf, world bank, the u.s. as well, and major other donors, particularly in other -- what is needed now is a new economic model more inclusive, that provides jobs to this millions, literally, to those unemployed, and many have college degrees. they don't find jobs. i have looked a little bit at what could be done in e egypt like that in terms of inclusive development in the agricultural sector, why not? let me talk to you about this very briefly, about my -- egypt economy, is, as you know, badly suffering from unemployment, on the rise, according to the imf, rejection of the egyptian economy, real gdp growth rate at 5% in 2009 and 2010 expected to grow at 1% or 2% in 2011 which is bad. because of the economic slow down as well as return of egyptian migrants from libya, unemployment, one of the main reasons of the egyptian -- for the egyptian revolution that took place in early 2011 is on the rise. to keep pace with demographic trends, egypt needs to create 700,000 new jobs. new sustainable jobs every year. with respect to geography, so
with that knowledge. and so in the u.s. we, we don't have such a system around teaching. we have some of the elements and pieces developed for a variety of moments across the 20 century but we don't have anything that resembles professions. and in a consequence of that, i spent sometime during kind of policies do. i did some international with bob, and the consequences are just really wide you see from school to see or even classroom from classroom within school in terms of the level of skill and expertise of practicing teachers. most teachers do not learn how to teach in their teacher preparation programs. they learn how to teach on the job. they learn with the benefit of the own smarts, with the help of the college. so essentially we have a nonsystem of preparing expertise among teachers, and then the result of that is exactly what you expect when you have a nonsystem, which is some people are really start to figure it out and other people less so. if i had to put a number on it, a case study that measures effective teachers looking at 3000 classrooms across the country says that about 20% of teach
. and later, a debate between candidates to become wisconsin's next u.s. senator. a live look at the u.s. capitol here where hurricane sandy has shut down the federal government for the date and several local school systems for tomorrow. many of the evidence we had planned to cover have already been canceled, but the white house has announced that president obama will address the nation at 12:45 p.m. eastern and will have that live for you on c-span. hurricane sandy has put a crimp in the final week of the presidential campaign, but has not stopped some events in the crucial swing state of ohio from taking place. vice-president biden was there today's topic for reelection. expected to be joined by former president bill clinton, and you can watch that live at 3:30 p.m. eastern on our companion network c-span. >> as you consider that, you know, while ago no one would ever agree to carry around a tracking device. now we all carry around cell phones, which you can inherit the track. no one would ever have posted, you know, let anyone read their you know, right now all of us use the e-mail an
. and we'll be back in too big to fail. it would be helped if we get a uk/u.s. agreement, little harder to say. and if we can get a simpler one we have all the better. but i think we have common ground on proprietary trading and hedge funds and equity funds, handled differently but at least there's common ground there. and i hope we get common ground on a leverage ratio. >> could i just pick -- something on the leverage ratio to push a little bit more. one of the issues and you've raised it, be sort of i think you called it the unfinished reforms about the nature of bank capital and a question about the usefulness of contingent debt instruments. do you have a comment on that as we think through the leverage ratio? >> i know that's a big issue and it's a trade within europe. for some reason or another this was proposed in the united states back with the latin american debt crisis. that's how old i am. as a measure and we had an internal banking crisis following that. this idea of convertible debt, converting into equity and certain conditions was thrown out at that time, particularly the
on the u.s. consulate in libya if you are interested in that in the "the washington times". ahead of the hearing in a column the purpose of the election hearing is to induce the administration for security but i am unaware of the irony of the diplomatic security is an adequate partly because the budget cuts as fellow republicans in congress. the gop-controlled house proposed spending 9.1 billion for the department's world wide security protection program pops below the 2.1 billion by the obama had been attrition the republicans cut the administration request for the security funding by 128,000,331,000,000 in fiscal 2012 and negotiations in the senate restored 88 million of the administration request so that is some background for you to name. remember our coverage at noon today when the hearing begins. tune into c-span2 watch of this morning. thanks for waiting and what are your thoughts on that? >> caller: good morning, c-span2 read i guess my main comment is that the whole purpose of affirmative action was to write a does diminish our policy over the course of history in the uni
understands that the u.s. has played the role of regional stablizer, this sort of, we have undergirded the stability of the region that has allowed this region to become the economic engine of the global economy. that role isn't going to change. and, so but i think we have to frame this in a relationship that's trying to get china to be a more cooperative actor and to see it as in their interest to do so. >> by my watch, i think we have about 12 to 15 minutes before we wrap up. so questions in the audience? i had a couple of i wanted to maybe ask you a few brief questions. winslow. >> i don't know if you're allowing non-press questions. >> tell us who you are, winslow and we'll allow it. we let you in. >> center for defense information and government oversight. i'm still confused of the 4% and i'd like also respond to a question but i like to dov to take another crack at it. anybody here with a computer can go to the mitt romney website, click on the foreign policy submenu and on that you will find at the bottom of that submenu a defense budget, read the second and third paragraphs and
and what role should the u.s. take first with regards to syria, second towards iran and last towards the middle east in general. senator cantwell? cantwell: it is a good question, kim coming and for syria it is a very complex situation. so the notion that the united states could get directly involved is something i don't want to do. i do support humanitarian aid. i do support making sure that the people on the ground have the ability to go to turkey and various places for safety. but the key thing for us right now is to continue to put pressure on china and russia and others to get the al-assad regime out of power and back down. they cannot continue to attack the people. the reason i say this is about the larger world community is because i work so hard in iran to make sure that in this case we use economic sanctions. i passed a bipartisan sanction piece of legislation with lisa murkowski from alaska that is now being put in place that basically puts pressure on china and other people to have transparency on how iran gets oil refined. the reason that is important is because it is a h
a discussion on the president's role in leading foreign policy. they talked about challenges facing the u.s. including american influence and engagement globally, the changing international order and emerging nations. two of the featured panelists included thomas friedman, "new york times" foreign affairs columnist and author of "the world is flat." and jessica mathews, carnegie president and director of national security office of global issues. >> good evening. my name is david rothkopf, and i will be the moderator for this evening. in the carnegie endowment discussion about how should the next american president engage the world. this is a debate format discussion. we have a terrific group of panelists here. starting on the far right we have professor john ikenberry of princeton. next is tom friedman of the new york times. next to him is our own jessica matthews of the carnegie endowment, and beside jessica is bob kagan at the brookings institution and we are going to cover several sets of issues in metal blocks tonight. in each case i'm going to open up. i'm going to open the discussion
you see for, um, u.s. influence in the region, um, especially given the security problems in the recent embassy attacks and the challenges of weak governance and weak institutions in. >> i think a great book to read on that is the not too much promised land by aaron david miller. he has a great section in there on how strong we think we are in the region and what we can get done and what the people on the ground think we can get done. we cannot get much done. we need to work with our allies. we need to talk to local intelligence services, and that's been the big problem i now, we've lost the contacts in these intelligence services that really provided us information about the bad guys. >> well, but at a huge cost to, i mean, you know, it's not like there's any great notaly for the libyan knew cab rat or the egyptian, right? >> we had a great relationship with mussa cushion saw. he was giving us all, and, you know, at the end of his life, gadhafi was really a tolerated nuisance. when condoleezza rice visited in 2006-2007, it was the highest ranking american to visit libya s
, then there is a process. here in d.c. the u.s. district court in d.c. for the judicial review they have 24 hours the case is under seal, the court has 24 hours after receiving the petition. if the court doesn't act within that 24 hours, the appointment is effective as an adderall. the decision to allow the appointment is not subject to stay if it goes up on appeal. once appointed they have broad authority similar to that we have in the financial and institutions under the fbi act and sola to the superpower over the last 75 plus years to resolve the financial institutions in a way that doesn't this route the competence and the financial system to resolve the power was include the ability to create a bridge bank, the ability to save litigation and the company. we have the ability to create and we have a claims process. the statute imposes losses first on shareholders than to the unsecured creditors we can repudiate contracts and enforce contracts that would otherwise be terminated as a result of the appointment. the statute also provides for liquidity and an orderly liquidation fund that allows the operati
came to the u.s. because of the russian invasion, i was very busy learning english and working and making money and buying homes and buying traffic ours and all sorts of things, and we were successful. but it always felt empty. and in 1995 after my father passed, suddenly i had this urge i needed to go back home. and i woke up one morning, and i decided that it just going to pay his mortgage anymore. i need to go back on. so i applied for my citizenship, which i had already been here for 19 years. so after receiving my passport, i bought a ticket and that's going to push our. so my cousin called who have some family and to were i going. i said the shower. and she said where, that's a place where you should show up and go to a hotel. i'm going to call my relative to come and pick you up. and thank god she did that. because, yes, bashar was not a person may just to show up and go to the hotel. that trip to basically changed my life. it is amazing how, if we really listen to ourselves and what our gut feelings are and just follow that, we'd end up being where we are supposed to be
with respect to the u.s. economic expansion. thank you very much. >> over here. >> let's start with a few questions and then turn to the audience. always identify yourself. i take it that you are not a believer in the confidence theory. a statement of the view that -- >> i think confidence does matter but that statement needs to be qualified by at least two comments. a little hard to understand how confidence matters. sometimes i feel very confident -- sometimes i feel i am not going to hit a good shot. more likely to hit a good shot. conference is causing me to hit a good shot or because i feel confident because i have positioned myself right and that is when i feel confident. people are confident before they invest, why else would they invest if they are not confident? that doesn't prove confidence is some separate variable. second, it is remarkable how much more people talk about confidence in public policy when they are in washington than anyplace else. you walk into a restaurant, are you going to hire more waiters? thinking about expanding, more customers if you spruce up. i don't he
cochairman, greg, and i look in washington. bob zoellick is a member of our board. he said that the u.s. is one dead deal away from cementing his place as the world leading economic power to the next 25 years. he is absolutely right. the opportunity is there. the crisis is there. if we get some leadership, i think we can do it. you know, rick says congress mostly has followers. that is true. it would be nice to have -- although i think that senator toomey has been a leader on this issue. convincing him is never easy, but if he were convinced, he would leave and get things done and he would leave some of the more interesting prospects. it may not be 100%. but if i could play one thing in the senate and house cloakrooms, it would be the rolling stones song, you can't always get what you want. >> all right. this is a discussion about regulatory issues. we have spent the day talking about legal reforms. it is fairly easy that one level talks about budgets because there are numbers involved. you can see that the data showing that its exchange rate on sprint how do you get people to tune in?
the kingdom. they have gone from eight to 26 universities in the last decade, and there are many u.s. universities engaged with each of these universities. we have professional exchanges. there is a boom market for the teaching of english. and we are beginning to see more in the way of exchanges. modern technology has made an elective education a reality. i saw this firsthand. in an engineering competition and the university of colorado. american companies are actively involved in the kingdom's effort to improve k-12 curriculum. keep in mind that saudi arabia is spending 26% of their budget on education. it is third-seeded american educators and businesses are supporting in a big way this modernization effort. there is a careful manage before. saudi arabia took note of this and the government moved with a 138 billion program, all targeted towards the needs and concerns of the populations. i realized that there was criticism in some circles. as if they were buying half the population with increased subsidies. but i have to say but i have to say that the government response was much mo
that this issue is going to determine the outcome of the catholic vote in this election. as we saw from u.s. people the most important issue, this isn't it. it interesting for the church, interesting for social scientists to look at this but this won't decide this election. it goes back to my second point. it's going to be turnout and who has the best ground game, who's going to be able to mobilize and there's some interesting stories out there about parties and trying to work with parishes and catholic organizations, and that's in the in going to be determining the outcome of this election for the catholic vote. thanks. >> and now greg smith will make his presentation. >> well, good afternoon. it's a real pleasure to be here, and i'm grateful for the opportunity to come and share some of our research. before i dig into some of the highlights of the recent analysis we conducted of what's commonly called the catholic swing vote, let me just say a word or two about the pew forum on religion and public life. as you may know, we are a project of the pew research center, which is a nonpartisan,
't. those are afterthought operations. that's why the u.s. and the u.k. are very fall along and what they called a crisis management group to resolve that aspect of cross border banking. is it done? no peery dividing durkan and i can answer your questions with a lot more confidence. >> one thing we ought to think about is the monetary policies that are accommodated during this period it's the sort of risk and the distorted returns. it is at issue and concern that might be in the next crisis. the other thing is what we have all heard today from everybody is dodd-frank isn't perfect but it also has some useful elements we ought to think about what the cause and effect is and continue to think about it. the orthodoxy that dodd-frank is the only solution i think it's scary because the role of the markets and everything else. if we think dodd-frank is what is it and save us from the next crisis people are going to go around it. islamic you talked about the monetary fiscal policy. you're new book deals with that. can you give us a very short observation on what is looming for us in the uni
keeping the u.s. government's policies in check. um, releasing information and legal arguments can also help mold international debates about the legality of certain programs. over 70 countries now have drones, and in the absence of official statements, there is a vacuum for these other countries to draw their own limits. do you believe that the proliferation of drone technology will compel the u.s. to efficiently state its own legal justifications to inform future international debates about drone technology? >> um, you know, if you don't mind, i'm like the rest of you, i have no idea at this point what's classified about this topic at this point and what isn't. so i'm a bit constrained to get into that level of the specifics. i will say this, though, in terms of legal justifications, making public legal justification for what are perceived to be controversial activities, i find it, i find it surpassingly ironic that the obama administration two or three months in office basically declassified all of the olc memos. euphemistically referred to as the torture memos. again, i'm not object
quickly we'll break away from the discussion at 1:00 eastern what should be a very brief session of the u.s. senate and we'll turn back to the discussion. >> greg is the chairman of criterion economics in washington, d.c. he is the professor of law and economics at tilberg law and economic center in the netherlands. in addition to being distinguished author and scholar he was long time the wire houser fellow in law and economics at aei where he directed a research initiative on telecommunications regulation. today greg will discuss a paper he coauthored with judge robert bork, titled, what does the chicago school teach about inner net search and antitrust treatment of google? judge bork is of course a leading figure in antitrust scholarship. in addition to having been sew listory general of the united states, an acting attorney general, a judge for the united states court of appeals for the district of columbia and supreme court nominee he was also for many years a fellow here at the american enterprise institute. george priest will be joining us, actually by conference call today. where yo
to republican and democratic secretaries of state helping formulate u.s. policy on the middle east and the arab/israeli peace process. he served as deputy special coordinator for arab/israeli negotiations, senior member of the state department policy planning staff in the bureau of intelligence, and he is the author of five book on the middle east -- five books on the middle east. the most recent one, "the much too promised land: america's elusive search for arab/israeli peace." but he has a forthcoming book which is very exciting, i've read the manuscript, "can america have another great president?" mr. halevy, welcome to the wilson center. aaron? >>haleh, thank you very much, and, jane, thank you very much. it's an honor to be here. let me welcome all of you again to the woods roe wilson and national center for scholars, a living memorial to our 28th president and our only ph.d president. that piece is only important because i invoke the spirit of woodrow wilson who believed in breaking down the barriers between the academy and government. we need wilson more than anything else now. jane, i
. and that each of u.s. trust. that comes to us in a way that is safe for for us consume. and in fact, there's a lot of great work that's done to try to work and ensure that food safety. and in fact, the food its is becoming more internationally available been internationally are disruptedded. when you look at cyberspace, i'm not saying in particular way it has become as important to us as food. depending on who you are and what you do, it's feeling very much increasingly important and just like food, we're having an increasingly globally supplied cyberspace in the infrastructure that we depend upon. and similarly, for all of those who use cyberspace, it's somewhat challenging and somewhat to know whether or not that the cyberspace you're using is safe and secure and it can be trusted. and so we have to often rely on others to help ensure that safety, security and trust. and so again, one analogy will never always fit, but even things that we would apply in that domain such as understanding what the risks are, right. taking action to try to address them, and having plans that you can put in
. it was in the inner city with my u.s. government surplus book bag and scared of dogs more than anything else. but, you know, i really like where i grew up. i can't transpose that or superimpose that or superimpose and but i think our current country is what it is and there are some of us who if not for the faith it wouldn't be here. there was nothing in front to tell me it was okay to keep trying. there was nothing in front of me that explain all of the of wrong and the hurt and that pain and the things that happened. there was nothing they could deal with coming and to make you a better person to force you to be a good person when everything around you says you could be like mean and cynical and react and plunged back. so i know all the smart-alecs, they know better than i do but they were not there. they were not in the heat, they didn't walk in those steps and i think god for the environment i was enough people that have strong faith and the house i was then and the schools i went to did we impose it on anyone else? no, it was ours, and certainly in my own daily life i respect other people. i don't
, if this part fails and i don't know what's next. >> good morning. my name is carl and i'm from the u.s. embassy. a couple of my colleagues and i came to town this week for a counterterror congress to my question is a crosscutting one for all the members of the panel. are there factors internal or external that might motivate the countries of this region to cooperate more together? .. [inaudible conversations] >> yes. what needs to change for this little treatment to be realized is a major change in french policy. france plays divide and rule in the maghreb, always has done. i don't see it ceasing to do so. [laughter] [inaudible conversations] >> return to that particular question as the day goes on. i don't want to give it short shrift, we're going to come back to it. yes, in the back. >> aaron with the washington institute for near east policy. i had a question on tunisia, i was just wondering what do you think is the future for the party when you see sort of the polarization and he's sort of just out there. and then i have a second question regarding whether you think there's any pressure wit
. .. and the democratic nominee is former u.s. surgeon general richard richard carmona. they debated last night at the arizona public media in tucson. >> good evening and welcome to an arizona public meeting your boat 2012 special. i am christopher conover. tonight we bring a forum featuring two candidates running for united states senate in arizona. joining us in the studio are republican jeff flake and democrat richard carmona. they are both hoping to replace senator john kyl who is retiring after serving 18 years in the senate. our format this evening is more of an informal discussion. no opening statements. joining us for this discussion is arizona public media's andrea kelly and thank you for coming in. >> it's a pleasure to be with you. >> we was there with health care. we have heard about it for a lot of years. veteran republicans are in favor of repealing it and the general democrats are in favor of some time -- k. cases tweaking it. i would like to know from both of you if you are elected will there be any progress on this issue and we will start with you. >> let me say when you talk a
of business is going to run through the model of the u.s. tax system, what the effect would be for the households of different income levels to see what would happen to their tax rates. those of you in the room here today have a handout that summarizes the results we have and those of you at home and at work should be able to find the full study on the website at taxpolicycenter.org. a typical household would be looking at an increase of $2,000. the works out to somewhere in the neighborhood of four percentage point increase in the tax rate. roughly the same increase in the tax rate for people with other income levels if you look at people of the lowest income levels, the medium levels within roughly the range of four percentage point increase in their tax rate obviously the dollar amount varies for folks in the lowest quintile to about $400. the one strong noticeable difference is the high end of the income distribution. when you get that to people in the top 1% of the income distribution, the tax rate would go up by about seven percentage points and that works out to $120,
on the relationship between the obama administration and the u.s. supreme court. the author examines the recent addition of four justices in the past fife years -- five years and how it has affected the court's decisions on numerous cases including its recent ruling on health care. it's about an hour. [applause] >> thank you, mark. hello, everybody. so excited to be here in philadelphia. you know, i know that's just the usual pandering that goes on by speakers, but in my case it happens to be true. i am not myself from philadelphia, but my dad, jerry toobin, was overbrook high school -- [applause] oh, yeah. the panlderring has just begun, don't worry. [laughter] curtis institute, i don't know if we have any violinists here. and he went to temple as well. [applause] so, you know, and e taught me that -- he taught me that the streets were paved with tasty cake here, and i have enjoyed my visits ever since. [laughter] i would, um, i'm really happy to be talking about the oath today, it only came out two days ago. so far so good. [laughter] and, um, it's, um, it's, you know, it's exciting to -- you
king first. >> we learned that the u.s. house we will wait until after the november election to take up the proposed five-year farm bill. the current bill expires at the end f this month. what does the new farm bill have to include to benefit islands in the fourth congressional district? steve: the most important component of the new farm bill is a good risk management plan. that most important component of that is crop insurance. in the senate passed a farm bill out of their committee i said my job is to keep the corn belt harness. i have held on that. i said in a seniority position on the ag committee, but staff people on early, reached out to start marking up this bill and putting language into it over a year ago, and we put extra people on in order to get this done. good risk management is the most important thing. at least 78 percent of the bill goes to nutrition. that is the food stamp side of this. agriculture is carrying 90 some percent of the political load while they volunteered to give up direct payments while the nutrition people are carrying some little bit of the political
, and that was the third most powerful position in the justice department, spent six years as a u.s. attorney in the southern district. his prosecution rate was 99%. we don't want to get on the other side of him. throughout his public career, he was recognized -- he has recognized the spurnes of the legal system and the fact we're protected. i told you he's a man of great character, and he's a character. rudy guiliani, you see what you get, and when he tells you something, he believes it, and he's a man of his word, his absolutely good, but he's also a character. you know, somebody once told me that presidents give press conferences every two or three months, governors every month, and mayors of big cities give press conferences four times a day, and you can't do that without a sense of humor, without a sense of being able to push back, and without creating a circumstance in people's minds that you're an honorable man or woman, and you are trying really hard to do this, but if you crowd me, i may step on you, and you had the strength to do that job, the courage to do that job, the character t
deploying u.s. forces are weapons if necessary to take out an iranian nuclear capacity, nuclear war capacity? howell: that was going to be my second option. i believe that we have enough technology that we can prevent that from happening. of course, if there was a line in the hand that and/or a threat to america we have to take decisive action and show our might and make sure. i don't want to get to that point because committees and gentlemen, we have the technology. their bombs are not sophisticated enough and they don't have it. we need to prevent them from getting that technology. we need to stop that immediately of course, if our sovereignty was never threatened or our friends in the middle east, we need to go after them. >>moderater: senator hatch keys. hatch: much i would agree with. that most certainly includes israel. i want everyone to know how deeply i feel. also, during war with modern era so that we can have a relationship. we simply cannot allow the country dedicated to the destruction of israel and others to have the atomic weapons. we cannot and will let them. .. and frankly,
everything on the backs of u.s. soldier and say go get them. again, we've seen that approach and likes to bring up iraq. if iraq is really what you want to run on, and signature kind of way to transact business in the middle east, the governor is free to do that. but the fact is i don't think american people want to replicate that experience again. >> well, i guess you keep on running against george w. bush forever, but that's not what governor romney is talking the. no, they're they're not the same idea. now i can rebut you. look at -- what is governor romney said about -- what did you want to increase? ships. 15 ships a year. three submarines a year. very, very different from going into iraq are going into iran. we are convinced that the only way to stop the iranians is not to go and invade a country that large, but to be credible about what you're going to do about your sanctions, about your relationship with the israelis. when the iranians see us quarreling with the israelis, they conclude we are not going to do anything. when the iranians see us giving people exemptions, i don't c
of the clinton administration in 2001 with 316 ships in the u.s. navy. by the end of the bush administration you have to hundred 78. of the biggest drop in this navy was actually under bush. obama has added 42 back in, with an option for an additional 15, and he has restructured several programs including security programs and others to try to ensure that we get more value our taxpayer dollars and hold open the possibility with the greater efficiency of actually adding ships to the program in future. so i think it's a important kind of get the fact-based correct. the last thing i would ask is about the plans to add 100,000 additional troops, assuming you mean army our ground forces. remember why we drew the forces to what they are today. they grew to support the rotation requirements of the two large simultaneous counterinsurgency campaign in iraq and afghanistan. we have come out of iraq. we are on transition path in afghanistan. the current plan in patients taking the army and the marine corps down to size that's slightly larger than before, right before the iraq war. again, we drew the force
. on my right is hugh halpern, staff director for the u.s. house of representatives committee and rules. on the committee is served us chief advisor. immediately to my left is jim harper, director of policy studies at the cato institute and also the founder of washington watch.com, which keeps a close eye on legislation and federal funding. jenna sasser to mention washington watch.com at least several times during the course of this presentation. last but not least is john wonderlich, policy director at all about transparency guide. that is his official title. more information about today's panel under chairs and also at transparency cockiest.org. i would like to thank representative issa andrew gray, cochairs of the congressional congress for giving us the space to have >> thanks, daniel. thanks to you and the advisory committee and the sunlight foundation for having me this afternoon. i would like to talk with you about where we've been over the last two years and maybe a little bit about where we are headed in the relatively near future. you know, about this time, two years ago, our
are addressing concerns of women in the u.s., that is somehow not addressing concerns of women internationally or that we should now work on problems here because things are worse in many respects in many countries. i see this as a spectrum to and these are connected issues. the problems of when facing this country are related to the problems that women face around the world. we all need to work arm in arm to address those issues. by see them as all connected. >> thank you. [applause] >> i wanted to refuse to inaccuracies. how could planned parenthood diagnose breast cancer? when you don't do mammograms women come and serve referrals, sometimes they're charged. i know this. >> i'm happy to answer that. >> and not finished. >> let's go one at a time. how we diagnosed breast health exam. when women come and we provide rest of the exam, manuel exams, and we teach women who have never been taught before how to do self exams. like every other and ecology of just how many of you have your mammograms at your gynecology office versus a 30 elegy office across the hall was a mobile mammography? >> that
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